CMI is proud to be known as Raleigh’s favorite engagement and wedding ring jeweler, but did you know that we carry so much more than just bridal jewelry? We also have an incredible selection of fine jewelry that is perfect for celebrating an anniversary, graduation, holiday, or just to show someone special that you care. We have an incredible selection of colored stone, sterling silver, pearl, and diamond jewelry from luxury brands like Luvente, Fana, and Southern Gates.



The Pearl is the official birthstone of the month of June. A pearl is a byproduct of an oyster’s defense mechanism – when a foreign irritant enters the pearl, it is immediately surrounded by layers of substance called nacre. This forms the beautiful gemstone known as the pearl.

The pearl comes in a variety of colors, although the classic white is the most popular. The larger, rounder, and the higher the luster, the more valuable. They are the accepted gemstone for the 3rd and 30th wedding anniversaries, symbolize a happy marriage, and are also a symbol of modest, chastity, and purity.

Pearls should be handled with care – never use an ultrasonic cleaner, and avoid household chemicals, cosmetics, and perfumes.

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PLACES TO GO : Rush Hour Karting

Are you looking for some summer fun that doesn’t involve the kids? Rush Hour Karting in Garner is an indoor go-karting facility that caters to any group size whether you’re going for a date night or doing a large birthday party. Their European-designed karts go up to 40 MPH and the track spans 1/3 mile, and is full of hair pin curves, high speed straights, and winding turns!


Royale is a French-American bistro located downtown offering a full menu of French dishes and a full selection of drinks. They offer delicious weekly specials, such as bottomless Moules Frites night every Wednesday, which features hand-cut french fries and incredible mussels, and Beef Wellington Night every Saturday. They also have wonderful salads if you’re looking for something lighter.

Every Wednesday is bottomless Moules Frites (mussels and fries) night, which features hand-cut french fries, Saturday is Beef Wellington night. Also if you’d like to try something on the lighter side they also have great salads.